Kosher Beach

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Mrs. G
Brattle Theatre Sat, Nov 16, 2019 6:30 PM
The incredible story of Mrs. Lea Gottlieb, known as “Mrs. G,” a Holocaust survivor who founded Gottex, one of the most successful swimsuit companies in the world.
Film Info
Director(s):Karin Kainer
Country:Israel
United States
Year:2019
Language:English
Hebrew
Yiddish
Running Time:62 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Israel
Women
Identity

Description

It’s only a half-hour drive from ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak to Tel Aviv but for the women traveling to Tel Aviv’s “Kosher Beach,” it’s lightyears away. This gated and secluded strip has dedicated days for segregated swimming for women and men. For the Orthodox women who frequent it, it’s a safe haven from social and family problems—a place where they can just be themselves. So when local rabbis try to shut down the beach, the women are forced to choose: give in to their religious authority or fight for the space they hold sacred.

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